Job Title: Upper School Science Teacher (Chemistry/Life Science)
Department: Upper School
Reports to: Head of Upper School
Date: Immediate (Fall 2021)
Job Summary: The teaching assignment will include five sections of Chemistry and life science classes, along with other student life and chaperoning duties. A strong candidate will have a minimum of five years of teaching experience in high school level science courses; an advanced degree, Advanced Placement experience, and/or independent school experience are preferred. A strong candidate must have a desire to teach in a progressive, student-centered independent school that values innovative pedagogy and experiential education. An outstanding candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record of innovation, flexibility, collegiality and student success. Coaching experience would be considered a plus.
Teach five sections of chemistry and/or life science classes.
Serve as advisor to a small cohort of students.
Serve as sponsor or co-sponsor of a student life club or organization.
Serve as a member of the Science Department and as a member of a grade level team.
Chaperone one shabbaton (retreat) in the first semester and one experiential education trip in the second semester.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of best practices related to high school science pedagogy.
Technology integration skills.
Strong relational, interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Time management and planning skills.
Flexibility and willingness to learn new subject matters.
Collaboration and working as part of a team.
Physical Skills and Abilities:
This position frequently involves standing, walking, sitting, and manipulating (lifting, carrying, and moving) light to medium weights of 10-50 pounds in the course of coordinating work. This position also frequently involves finger dexterity, talking, hearing and visual acuity, and may sometimes involve stooping, kneeling, and crouching in the course of coordinating work.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
For additional benefits, please refer to the School website.
The Emery/Weiner School, a private, college-preparatory middle and high school located in Houston, TX, is different! First, we provide the finest academics; second, we educate the whole child; third, we maintain a unique student culture; and fourth, we do all of this in an environment that is framed by and infused with progressive and pluralistic Judaism. Our academic program encompasses traditional and progressive methods. For instance, we stress skills such as writing and reading, but also engage in experiential learning and regular field trips. Our approach to Judaic studies is a modern one, which seeks to make the material and the traditions relevant for each student. And our culture is one that empowers students in order to create in each a sense of responsibility not only for their school community, but for the greater community at-large.